Marlin Fishing in Venice, LA
At Paradise Outfitters, we take great pride in putting our clients on the best Marlin fishing the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Captains Hunter, Scott, and Rene are knowledgeable, experienced, and honed in on the Marlin bite year round. On most charter fishing trips for Marlin out of Venice, LA – multiple bites are common as these pelagic predators hang near current rips and large schools of tuna which can be found year round near underwater structure.
Marlin fishing is a challenging endeavor which is a true test of an anglers skill and ability. It’s common to catch blue and white marlin while fishing out of Venice, LA with specimens ranging from 60lbs to 400lbs.
Blue Marlin Fishing in Venice, LA
Blue Marlin are among some of the most majestic fish in the ocean. It’s name is believed to have derived from its resemblance to a sailor’s marlinespike, although they are commonly referred to as “The Man in the Blue Suit”. They are large, lightning fast powerful, and graceful swimmers with tremendous acrobatic capability – making them one of the most challenging and satisfying catches in the sea.
Blue marlin are especially prominent in the Gulf of Mexico. They can reach lengths of 17 feet, and can swim at speeds up to 70 miles per hour! Male specimens usually max out at about 300 pounds, while females have been known to get larger than 2,000 pounds! Not much is known about their breeding habits, but we do know that marlins make long migrations while feeding on squid, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, and frigate mackerel.
If you’re looking for a sport fishing challenge, marlin is by far the most intense and exhilarating pelagic species to target. These incredibly powerful fish can grow to weights over one thousand pounds and are relentless when hooked with stand up tackle. To be hooked to a blue marlin running full steam towards the horizon is one of the greatest thrills in the world of sportfishing – nothing compares to the ferocity of that first run. Marlin hooked in the Gulf of Mexico requires an angler to fight the fish for hours before line can be gained. Bringing one of these fish boatside is an achievement honor, and common occurrence when fishing with Paradise Outfitters.
To get the best out of your fishing experience, book your marlin charters for the months of May, June and July – the best time of the year for marlin sporting. Make sure to book your charter in advance.